Video: Human rights and conflict mediation

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The centrality of human rights in preventing conflict and promoting sustainable peace is broadly recognised and established in the United Nations Charter. They are a key tool of the international community to help prevent, manage or resolve conflict. But to what extent are human rights considered during peacebuilding itself?

In this event, we will hear from current and former mediators and human rights experts on how human rights issues have been considered and integrated into different peace processes, and the challenges and opportunities they have encountered. We want to explore how human rights can contribute to advance dialogue and find political solutions.

Welcome remarks and moderation by Andrew Gilmour, Executive Director, Berghof Foundation.


  • Ilze Brands Kehris, Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights, UN
  • Alvaro de Soto, Former Ambassador of Peru, former UN Chief negotiator for El Salvador
  • Asif Khan, Chief of Mediation Support Unit, UN Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affair
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